I listen to audiobooks all the time. Housework, gardening, on my runs, on public transit, before I go to sleep, etc. I've been listening to audiobooks since at least 2005. I download them for free from the public library's audiobook/ebook download service. If they don't have a title that is downloadable, I'll borrow it on CD and rip it to my player. Depending on the length, I'll listen to 2 or more books a week. Sometimes, I'll pick a book because I like the reader's voice. This has led me to try different genres and subject matter. On long drives, I'll get a book that I think DH will enjoy and we'll both listen to it. If I had to pay for audiobooks, I'd be in the poorhouse by now.
In our large metropolitan area, all the different city and county library systems have reciprocal borrowing privileges, so I have library cards from all of them. My little trick is to reserve the latest and greatest at all the libraries, then download the book from the system that first informs me that it is available for my use. Then I cancel my reserves at the other library systems.